Movie Review – Kill Your Darlings


Long before Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William S. Burroughs would be celebrated as the poetical and political figureheads of a ‘beat generation,’ there was a murder.

In the new …{read more}

Review – The Stray Bullet: William S. Burroughs in Mexico

The Stray Bullet - William S. Burroughs in Mexico

The Stray Bullet: William S. Burroughs in Mexico by Jorge García-Robles, translated by Daniel C. Schechter / University of Minnesota Press / paperback / 978-0816680634 / 176 pages / October …{read more}

Beat Generation film – “Kill Your Darlings” trailer released!


Kill Your Darlings dramatizes an actual event that took place in 1944, as the writers who would later be identified with the Beat Generation became embroiled in a murder that …{read more}

Review – The Beats: A Very Short Introduction by David Sterritt

The Beats: A Short Introduction by David Sterritt

The Beats: A Very Short Introduction by David Sterritt / Oxford University Press / 978-0-19-979677-9 / 126 pages

David Sterritt’s work might be familiar to Beat or film aficionados through …{read more}

Charged Vision: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg

Jack Kerouac by Allen Ginsberg

The photographs of Allen Ginsberg recently were on display at the Jewish Contemporary Museum in San Francisco. Walking through the museum is like going on a jaunt through Beat History. …{read more}

The Dreamreapers by Arthur S. Halsey, Jr.


In The Dreamreapers a new work of atmospheric ‘paranoir’ fiction by Arthur S. Halsey, Jr., a series of flashers reveals the presence of a cosmic occult organization, and Arthur Munfrey …{read more}

A William S. Burroughs top ten from Jed B. with his comments

William S Burroughs copyright Christiaan Tonnis

comment: So you have read Naked Lunch and Junkie and maybe even paged though the Nova Trilogy of Soft Machine, The Ticket That Exploded and Nova Express, you think you …{read more}

“Burroughs: The Movie” to be restored and re-released

The campaign to restore Burroughs: The Movie officially launched December 11th 2012 at 7pm at the October Gallery in London, UK (24 Old Gloucester Street Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL 020 …{read more}

Beat Scene #66 & William Burroughs…

beatscene 66

A new issue of the long-running Beat Generation devoted magazine BEAT SCENE has recently been issued. Number 66 features Gregory Corso on the front cover, and includes 64 full sized …{read more}

The Beat Hotel by Barry Miles


With the July 2000 Grove Press release of The Beat Hotel, author (Barry) Miles revisits 9 rue Git-le-Coeur, an historic set of decaying digs amid a rat infested slum on …{read more}